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Smarter Grid Solutions completes second phase of battery project with Korean company

Smarter Grid Solutions has successfully completed the second phase of a three-phase project with a Korean chemical company, which will demonstrate the benefits of fast-acting hybrid batteries connected to electricity networks.

The project, which is funded by the Korea Battery Industry Association (KBIA), demonstrates the benefits of using hybrid energy storage systems to enhance the capacity of electricity grids and microgrids when electricity demand is low and generation is high. The project is supported by the University of Strathclyde’s Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC), in Cumbernauld, Greater Glasgow.

The system is controlled by Smarter Grid Solutions’ Active Network Management (ANM) software products which are simultaneously controlling the battery and its connection to the grid whilst running a simulation of a 950kw wind-turbine using data from the company’s Orkney ANM System.

Graham Ault, Executive Vice President of Smarter Grid Solutions said, “This project shows how energy storage systems can be used as an effective extra layer in the energy mix in the UK and how batteries will be an important addition in the transition to a smarter, more flexible system.”